While people all across America were reading and hearing the on-going reports about Penn State’s tragedy, Schaumburg Christian School was dealing with its own soon-to-be scandal.
You see, the school officials were bracing themselves for the inevitable media scrutiny that would come upon their school once they reported a certain incident to the police, the fact that a 75 year-old math teacher had masturbated on Veteran’s Day during a 10 a.m. class with students present. One of the students saw it and reported it to a teacher, who then notified school officials. The teacher, Paul A. Laduke, was fired later that afternoon.
Interestingly enough, the police were not notified until the following Monday, though, according to the Chicago Tribune, “police were not concerned about the three-day delay before school officials reported the allegation to authorities because LaDuke had been fired, halting his contact with students.”
My Fox Chicago reports that he “told police he’d pleasured himself at the school for last 10 years while fantasizing about female students. ”
That’s just sick.
ChucklesTravels has more on Laduke’s connections to other Fundamental Baptist churches and schools here.
Here’s just one article out of many from the Huffington Post:
Paul A. Laduke, Schaumburg Christian School Teacher, Charged With Masturbating During Class
A teacher at Schaumburg Christian School has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child after allegedly masturbating while students were in his classroom.
Paul A. Laduke, 75, allegedly told police he had been “masturbating while fantasizing about various students for the past 10 years,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
Schaumburg police told Fox Chicago that a student spotted Laduke “engaged in what appeared to be inappropriate lewd conduct while seated at his podium” on Nov. 11. That student informed a teacher and Laduke, described by his family as a “strict Christian,” was fired the same day.
Fox Chicago has more on the allegations:
Through the investigation detectives determined that on Friday, November 11th Laduke, while seated behind his podium, unzipped and lowered his pants and masturbated while students were present in the classroom. Investigators believe that this has occurred multiple times per year over the course of possibly 10-years or longer while Laduke was teaching at Schaumburg Christian School.
LaDuke reportedly taught math courses to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, NBC Chicago reports.
A judge set LaDuke’s bail at $40,000 Wednesday.
While investigators have not indicated that students were inappropriately touched or physically harmed, any former or current students with information have been asked to contact police at (847) 882-3534.